I HOPE when covid-19 is under control that the Government will finally cancel the HS2 north/south rail expansion. More people will be working from home, saving energy, travelling less and using Skype, FaceTime etc for consultations and meetings.

The extra land set aside for HS2 should be cancelled and used to provide food, houses (built by the HS2 workforce) and recreation.

Otherwise I can foresee a national outcry if a future government still insists on borrowing billions of pounds to save a few minutes on a London journey.

Any more borrowing should be channelled towards a 21st Century, caring, National Health Service.

Surely, we all know by now, that makes more sense.

Linton Gaunt, Snape, Bedale.